CoolIT scores 5 new deployments of advanced data center cooling technology

Dec. 1, 2020
CoolIT continues to deploy large-scale advanced cooling installations with HPC industry leaders including Intel, Dell EMC, Gigabyte, Penguin and HPE.

CoolIT Systems, a specialist in scalable direct liquid cooling technology (DLC) for desktop and data center systems in the world’s most demanding high-performance computing (HPC) environments, on Nov. 25 announced multiple, new customer site installations in conjunction with computing industry leaders Intel, Dell EMC, Gigabyte, Penguin and HPE.

To support a broad range of scientific research and new discoveries, recent customer announcements for CoolIT, as stated by the company, include:

HLRN IV System – HLRN at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
The HLRN IV System is providing high performance computing power for scientists in the North German Supercomputing Alliance (Norddeutscher Verbund für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen – HLRN) which operates a distributed supercomputer system. The users of the HLRN are supported by a transregional and interdisciplinary competence network consisting of application experts. The HLRN IV system is currently operated as part of the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN). Consultants from physics and materials science, chemistry and bioinformatics as well as earth system research and engineering sciences provide advice to researchers from Berlin and the other member states of HLRN. The consultants support the efficient implementation of projects in both large-scale computing and data analysis, facilitating innovative research. The system has been delivered together with Atos/Bull and Intel.
Lise Supercomputer – HLRN at ZIP/Konrad Zuse-Zentrum Berlin
In collaboration with Intel and Atos/Bull, the Lise supercomputer is also providing high-performance computing power to scientists in the North German Supercomputing Alliance, similar to the HLRN IV System. At launch, the Lise system ranked #40 on the Top500 list (Nov 2019) while utilizing a very small footprint of only 14 racks. This was accomplished through the use of CoolIT warm water cooling technology.
Lichtenberg II - Uni-Rechner Deutschlands, TU Darmstadt
The Lichtenberg II High Performance Computer provides computing resources for researchers from academia and public research facilities in Germany. The multifaceted architecture of the high-performance computer allows for flexible and efficient scientific computing, especially for intensive applications. It supports the efficient execution of a variety of existing programs, as well as the development of new parallel programs. The experts of the “Hessischen Kompetenzzentrum für Hochleistungsrechnen” (Hessian Competence Center for High Performance Computing) will provide consultancy and scientific support on using the cluster efficiently. The HKHLR also hosts various, regular workshops on scientific HPC. The system has been delivered together with Megware and Intel.
CARA Supercomputer – DLR German Aerospace Center
CARA will accelerate the introduction of new technologies for more economical, environmentally friendly and safer aircraft flight. For this purpose, hardware components (AMD processors) were selected that enable optimal use by simulation codes that are developed at DLR. These simulations contain all properties and components of an aircraft based on highly precise physical and mathematical models. They are a prerequisite for the virtual development, testing, operation and certification of aircraft. In addition, CARA can also be used in space travel and traffic research: for example, in the field of space transportation of the future or for next-generation trains. CARA operates with a very warm liquid cooling from CoolIT, supplied by temperatures above 46C from the facilities, which reduces the TCO of the supercomputer.
Magma Supercomputer – Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Magma is a Penguin Computing “Relion” system comprised of 752 nodes with Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 (Cascade Lake-AP) processors. The cluster has 293 terabytes of memory, liquid cooling provided by CoolIT Systems and an Intel Omni-Path interconnect. Its 3.24 Linpack petaflops placed it 69th on the latest Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers out of a theoretical peak of 5.31 petaflops. On a per-node basis, Leininger told HPCwire, the Cascade Lake processors delivered 'about three to three and a half' times the performance compared to Broadwell processors deployed earlier in the CTS program. The Magma supercomputer is a highly reliable computing workhorse for scientists within their network while also providing the high-performance computing needed for their advanced research.

Through its modular, rack-based direct liquid cooling technology, Rack DLC, CoolIT says it enables dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance and power efficiencies. Learn more at

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